As part of the AWAVirtual event series, Corey Reardon, CEO and president of AWA Alexander Watson and Associates, hosted the Mergers and Acquisition Executive Forum for the packaging and labeling sectors

The forum brought together C-level executives, private equity firms, investment bankers and suppliers to create an industry-focused platform for those involved or interested in the sector. Virtual sessions were conducted on consolidation in the label industry, deal flow, and sustainability in M...

Syracuse Label, Macaran Printed Products, and W.N Van Alstine have merged

The new organization will provide enhanced development and manufacturing capabilities, incorporating state-of-the-art label technologies along with improved economies of scale. The new business will be led by industry veterans Nick Van Alstine (Macaran/Van Alstine) and Kathy Alaimo (Syracuse)...

Peacock Bros, has acquired AMR Hewitts PrintPackaging, a 146-year-old family-owned company specializing in folding carton packaging

Hewitts was established in Melbourne in 1876 by Thomas Hewitt, starting as a printing shop on La Trobe Street. In 1985, Dandenong-based printers AMR took over Hewitts’ operations, leading to the creation of AMR Hewitts PrintPackaging at Tullamarine. Twelve years after Hewitts was originally...

 UPM Raflatac has signed an agreement to acquire Germany-based AMC AG (Advanced Methods of Coating) to accelerate growth and expand the product offering

With this acquisition, UPM continues on its strategic path, adding to the organic growth in the attractive specialty packaging material value chain and strengthening the company’s transformation and long-term value creation in one of its three spearheads of growth.

AMC, founded in 1996...

Inovar was previously a portfolio company of AEA Investors. The existing management team, led by executive chairman and CEO Jeff Brezek, will continue to lead the company and remain significant owners alongside Kelso. 

‘Kelso is the perfect partner to support Inovar’s next stage of growth...

Brook + Whittle has acquired Diamond Flexible Packaging in Northbrook, IL

Diamond is a third-generation, family-owned business with over 90 years of experience producing high-quality flexible packaging, providing custom printed bags and pouches for a wide variety of end markets, including food, cosmetics, nutritional, beverage and healthcare. 

The acquisition...

Optikett has become the 17th member of Optimum Group

The addition of Optikett fits well within the European growth ambitions of Optimum Group and will significantly expand its presence in Germany. As part of the Optimum Group, Optikett will benefit from increased capacity, a wider range of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging and greater...

Christopher van Laack (Siegwerk), Mario Magni (La Sorgente Spa), Carla Magni (La Sorgente Spa), Francesco Magni (La Sorgente Spa), Federica Magni (La Sorgente Spa), David Charquet (Siegwerk)
Founded in 1929, the company is one of the most important ink suppliers for flexographic printing in Italy today.  
 
With this acquisition, Siegwerk further expands its product portfolio for packaging printers while concretely strengthening its local footprint in...
Jindal acquires 100 percent stake in SMI for 25.4m USD

SMI had recorded turnover of 273 crores INR (35.6 million USD) in FY 2020-21. The equity value payment by Jindal PolyPack to SMI would be 99.65 crores INR (around 13 million USD) after adjustment of net debt and debt like items, Capital Market reported. 

Paola Pantaleoni and Pierluigi Petrone, both Grafiche Pizzi

Antonio Iannone, president at All4Labels Italy, said, 'We are extremely pleased and proud to welcome the entire Grafiche Pizzi team as new members of the All4Labels Global Packaging Group. We believe that All4Labels' global footprint and Grafiche Pizzi's experience will strengthen our...

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